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    January 2020


    From Communications of the ACM

    Evidence That Computer Science Grades Are Not Bimodal

    Evidence That Computer Science Grades Are Not Bimodal

    There is a common belief that grades in computer science courses are bimodal. We devised a psychology experiment to understand why CS educators hold this belief.

    Elizabeth Patitsas, Jesse Berlin, Michelle Craig, Steve Easterbrook | January 2020

    From Communications of the ACM

    Technical Perspective: Is There a Geek Gene?

    "Evidence that Computer Science Grades Are Not Bimodal" uses empirical methods to determine if belief in innate differences may explain why CS teachers see a bimodality in grades.

    Mark Guzdial | January 2020